For their fourth annual yoga retreat, Aino and Cassandra invite you to a week long getaway to beautiful Holbox Island, in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Part of an ecological reserve, it is separated from the mainland by a shallow lagoon that is home to flamingos, pelicans and other rich birdlife. Holbox is a Mayan name that translates to ‘a black hole'; a place where time and space seem to disappear. That is the effect the island has on its visitors; deeply relaxing the mind, body and soul. It is a quiet, spacious oasis with no public cars on the island. The nearby town gives the perfect opportunity to explore the food and culture of the island. Palapas del Sol, our setting for the week, is a beautiful oceanfront hotelito complete with a pool, jacuzzi, and cottages made from locally sourced material. It’s just 90 minutes from the Cancun airport, via car (1h), ferry (25min) and golf cart (5min).
Each day includes an enlivening morning yoga, meditation, and afternoon classes that alternate between deep stretch restorative classes and power yoga. In addition there will be speciality mini workshops offered throughout the week. Classes will be held on Palapas brand new yoga space on the top floor of the main building, which provides panoramic views of the beach, ocean mangrove, and lagoon as well as both sunrise and sunsets. Join us for an unforgettable experience and a chance to deepen your practice, leaving you recharged and renewed!
Daily options for activities include:
-Relax and sunbathe by the beach, seawater infinity pool, or jacuzzi
-Kiteboard; Holbox has one of the safest beaches for learning how to kite board with professional instructors.
-Isla Pajaros (Bird Island) is a 30 minute boat ride, and tours are available to view more than 140 species of birds including pink flamingos
-Visit fresh water swimming holes bordering the lagoon that separates Isla Holbox from the mainland.
-Deep sea or fly fishing
-An optional adventure day trip to explore the mainland of the Yucatan peninsula
-Pamper yourself with massage, Marma, Raindrop Technique, or private yoga
-An evening outing to a nearby local restaurant
All rooms at Palapas del Sol are on the beach and feature a private bath, AC, elegant Caribbean décor with wood floors, and wifi. Most have ocean views. We will honor room requests on a first come, first served basis.
Space is limited!
Prices vary upon accommodation, inquire for more details. Cost includes room accommodation, yoga classes, pre-yoga juices and snacks, after yoga brunch, and dinner daily*. Options for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets will be available. Also included is transfer to and from Cancun International airport and access to all resort facilities.
*On two evenings, dinner has not been included, as there will be optional group excursions to local restaurants
Single room from: $2285
Double room from: $1650
Triple room from: $1520
Quad room from: $1435
A non refundable deposit of $500 is due upon booking to reserve your room. Full payment is due by January 5th, 2016.
For more information on the retreat, and to sign up, please email us.
A typical daily schedule on the retreat:
-7:00-8:00am- Pre-breakfast snacks, tea and coffee
-8:00-9:30am Morning yoga and meditation
-10:00am- Group Brunch
- 3:00pm-4:00pm Mini workshop (on various topics)
-4-5:30pm Restorative and Deep Stretch Yoga
-6:00pm Group Dinner
Deepen your practice in the inspiring paradise of Isla Hobox, connecting back to your true essence and unbound potential.
Aino Siren and Cassandra Ferland
Both are 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certified, ISHTA Senior teachers, and are part of the Teacher Training program at ISHTA Yoga. They currently teach yoga in the NYC area, both privately and in group classes.
What inspires their retreats is space- the creation of space to gain perspective, to find balance, and to reconnect with the joy and beauty of moving through life. See more photos and other events by this presenter